Our open days are a relaxed and informal way for you to meet with a variety of people at different stages of their career.

The day includes presentations and interactive activities, giving you the opportunity to get involved with patent drafting and prosecution. We finish the day with the opportunity to chat with our colleagues about their experiences within the profession so far.

We give priority to open day applicants who have completed their studies or are in their final or penultimate year of undergraduate or postgraduate study.

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What to expect

  • Presentations on a variety of IP topics
  • Helpful tips for joining the profession
  • Interactive workshops covering patent drafting and prosecution
  • A chance to meet people at the firm

The application process

When applying, please select the practice group which is most relevant to your degree. Helpful guidance can be found in our commonly accepted degrees section. If you are uncertain, please contact us and we will be happy to assist.

Applications to our 2024 Spring Open Day open on 1 February 2024 and close on 8 March 2024. The event will be hosted on 11 April 2024.

Details of our 2024 Autumn Open Day will be published shortly.

Preference is given to individuals in their penultimate and final year of study. We receive a high level of interest in the event and encourage those who have been unsuccessful to apply for future opportunities. This includes our summer insight programme and trainee patent attorney opportunities.


“I found the whole experience very informative and helpful and definitely solidified my choice of career.”

Heather, open day participant

“I’m sure the virtual format was a new experience for everyone involved but it ran very smoothly and the remote nature didn’t hinder the experience or insight gained. It was really interesting to hear from the team at the firm – every interaction throughout the day was informative and welcoming.”

Iona, open day participant

“I found the various discussions throughout the day to be informative and encouraging. The networking session in particular was an excellent platform to establish connections with peers and those in the industry.”

James, open day participant